There was a time not so long ago that Vitamin C deficiency was rare. A few decades ago, people enjoyed plenty of Vitamin C in the form of citrus fruits, tomatoes, peppers and other seasonal vegetables that satisfied their need for this important antioxidant vitamin. Today, however, Vitamin C deficiency is becoming increasingly common. Fast and processed foods and agribusiness practices have caused Vitamin C levels to drop in our food supply. At the same time, heightened levels of stress are increasing our bodies’ needs for extra Vitamin C.
Symptoms of Vitamin C deficiency include:
- bleeding gums
- easy bruising
- poor stress tolerance
- wrinkly skin
- dry hair or skin
- joint pain
- weakened immune system
Deficiency in antioxidant vitamins like C, A and E have been linked to premature aging, cancer, heart disease, brittle bones, hormonal imbalances, and reduced efficiency of many other vital metabolic functions. In fact, vitamin deficiency can trigger the beginning of aging, declining health and the onset of metabolic disease.
Benefits of High Dose Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant, meaning that it reduces damage to cells caused by free radicals that are byproducts of oxidation. Every cell in your body relies on oxygen to stay alive. Your cells use oxygen, delivered via your bloodstream, to produce energy and perform other vital metabolic processes. Antioxidants protect your cells from damaging free radicals that can interfere with normal cell function.
Benefits of high dose Vitamin C include:
- Provides antioxidant protection for cells
- Helps prevent anemia by supporting iron metabolism
- Reduces risk of gout
- Promotes healthy skin
- Facilitates healing from cuts, bruises and skin conditions
- Improves heart health
- Boosts your immune system
- Helps combat stress
- Reduces damage from smoking
Getting Enough Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that your body cannot store it, so it must be replenished on a regular basis. Fruits like oranges, kiwi, strawberries and papaya, and vegetables like tomatoes, bell peppers, broccoli and spinach are all good dietary sources of Vitamin C. However, most people don’t eat enough of those foods on a daily basis to satisfy their nutritional needs.
Oral supplements are another option for boosting your Vitamin C levels, but much of their potency is lost during the digestive process. The most effective way to get a high dose of Vitamin C is via IV infusion.
During an IV Vitamin C therapy session, a high dose of Vitamin C is dripped directly into your bloodstream and carried directly to your cells. Because IV therapy bypasses your digestive system, there is no loss of potency, and every drop of Vitamin C is made immediately available for use where your body needs it most.
Vitamin C Therapy in NYC
If you want to get all the benefits of micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids without overeating, micronutrient IV therapy may be the best solution for you. At Advanced Cryo NYC, we offer a variety of micronutrient cocktails to meet your nutritional needs. Schedule your IV micronutrient therapy session today, and see what a difference Vitamin C and other nutrients can make for your health, beauty and performance.